Energy Performance Contracts

Guaranteed savings with no upfront cost

Create your energy efficiency strategy and fund physical upgrades through guaranteed savings.

Though many organisations know their buildings could operate more energy efficiently, the up-front cost of upgrading or the lack of technical expertise can put them off. That’s where an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) can make a big difference by funding improvements that can reduce your energy consumption.

Using our resources, we can create bespoke contracts that tackle your buildings’ energy efficiency challenges and give you guaranteed energy savings. Most importantly, we can do that without the need for you to make an upfront capital investment.

It’s a solution that minimises your risks and will improve the performance of your buildings and equipment while giving you a guaranteed return.

Man working as part of EPC

What are the benefits of an Energy Performance Contract?

  • Cost reduction

    EPCs are designed to reduce your energy expenditure by completely renewing (or significantly improving) energy and water assets.

  • Ongoing savings guaranteed

    Once the improvements are implemented, the savings are ongoing and continue even after the payback period is complete.

  • Environment improving

    Because EPCs focus on physical improvements, they help to improve building performance in areas like lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation and water supply – making the whole environment more comfortable for your staff.

  • Minimising risk

    Because there are no up-front capital costs, EPCs offer a ‘risk transfer’ solution which is further enhanced by energy saving guarantees.

  • Reputation enhancing

    EPCs are a strategic commitment to sustainability. They’ll help to reduce your organisation’s carbon footprint and improve its reputation for social responsibility.

Energy savings power Calderdale Council

Working from an Investment Grade Proposal we kept all sites open we aimed to reduce carbon emissions by 26% and energy consumption by 25%. And, as part of the government’s RE:FIT scheme it would pay for itself in around 10 years.

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Five simple steps towards your Energy Performance Contract


Initial assessment report

Qualifies the potential and scope of the EPC.


Investment Grade Proposal

Explores the viability of the EPC and gives you a business case that captures savings, costs, risks and wider benefits.


Full project management plan and contract

Outlines our responsibilities, success metrics and legal obligations.


Design, installation and commissioning

A total turnkey solution, including training of your staff.


Ongoing support

Operation and maintenance of your energy infrastructure and measurement and verification of the guaranteed energy savings.

Is an EPC right for your organisation?

Companies and organisations all over the UK are reducing their energy risks, improving their buildings and increasing their productivity by implementing the comprehensive solutions our Energy Performance Contracts can provide.

Why choose us?

  • A safe and experienced energy partner

    SSE has the resources and scale to tackle even the biggest and most complex projects anywhere in the UK. We have an extensive network of engineers and technicians nationwide and a dedicated Energy Performance team with the knowledge and skills to identify energy saving potential and design and install appropriate systems and measures.
    Safety is a core value for us and we rigorously apply the highest safety standards in everything we do.

  • A trusted energy partner

    Rest assured that any upgrades and savings we make on your behalf will be independently verified using the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol.
    We’ve also partnered with Waterwise, the UK’s leading independent authority on water efficiency, to help you identify the right water saving technologies for your business.

  • A responsible business

    Our commitment to the highest standards of customer service means that we deliver on our promises, always putting your needs first. SSE is a standard bearer for corporate and social responsibility. We insist on paying at least the Living Wage to all our employees. We’re also the only Fair Tax Mark accredited company in the FTSE 100.

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